On This Day

Deaths in Sport in October 1935

  • Oct 4 Barbados Joe Walcott, Barbadian boxer (World Welterweight champion 1901-06; first black to hold title), dies in a car accident at 62
  • Oct 11 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • Oct 27 E. A. D. [Ernest Arthur Douglas] Eldridge, British racing driver, dies at 40